For immediate release
6th October, 2018
PF TO DROP NON PERFORMING MPs
The ruling Patriotic Front says it will not re-adopt non performing Members of Parliament to re-contest the 2021 general elections on its party ticket says PF Secretary General Hon Davies Mwila.
Meanwhile Mr Mwila has with immediate effect lifted all suspensions meted on some party officials in Muchinga Province.
Mr Mwila was speaking in Chinsali District of Muchinga Province when he officially flagged off the PF intra-party elections in the province.
“Members of Parliament who have not performed to the expectation of the party will not be re-adopted to re-contest their seats in the 2021 general elections. The people elected you Members of Parliament to deliver development by effectively representing your constituencies by voicing out their concerns and help in crafting solutions and as a party that is committed to development, we shall not re-adopt any MP who has failed to deliver,” explained Mr Mwila.
Meanwhile the PF boss has taken a swipe at individuals who are undermining sitting MPs. Mr Mwila has warned individuals who are want to aspire for parliamentary positions to accord sitting MPs space to perform their functions without any disruption or duress.
“I am aware that there are some individuals who are undermining sitting MPs in order to de-campaign them. These confusions are being spearheaded by individuals who are aspiring to take over as MPs in named constituencies in the next general elections.
I want to warn all those who are undermining and de-campaigning our sitting parliamentarians that the party will take disciplinary action against you. This is not time for campaigns, it’s time for work. So allow MPs space to discharge their duties without duress.
The party shall not hesitate to flush out anyone who goes against this directive”, Honourable Davies Mwila has warned.
The PF boss has called upon all party members to unite and focus on strengthening the party instead of fighting each other as they are all members of the same family.
He has reminded party officials that PF has come a long way and that it is interesting that those who were not there in the infancy of the party are the ones who are bullying others with a misguided sense of entitlement.
“When i heard the Provincial Chairman speak, my heart was grieving because i was reminded of how far we have come as a party. When i look back at 2002 through to 2004 iam reminded of how difficult it was to sell the PF because at that time people did not believe in us. And today we have people who came yesterday and are busy championing themselves as owners of the party; they are bullying others. These people have a detestable sense of self importance.
We must remember that for the party to grow we must all treat each other with respect and fairness. This party belongs to everyone who is a member and all members must be treated equally.
We must form alot of branches because the strength of the Party lies in the number of branches”, guided Mr Mwila.
Meanwhile, the PF Secretary General has laughed off individuals who claim that it is wrong for PF cadres and officials to discuss policy matters reminding them that the PF is the party in government and that without the party there can never be a government.
” The government we have today is a PF government. This government was formed by the PF. The policies that this government is implementing are PF policies as prescribed in the PF manifesto. So to claim that PF cadres and officials have no right to comment on policy matters is laughable to say the least. Why should the owners of the policies be denied the right to comment on the policies that they themselves crafted?”, Hon Mwila wondered.
The Secretary General was accompanied by PF MPs from Muchinga Province, Members of the Central Committee and other senior party officials.
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